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dust storm enveloping
April 18, 1935
A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.
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1. (Physical Geography) a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust
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a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm).
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|Noun||1.||dust storm - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"|
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
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